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Author Archives: Tiffany Quay Tyson

Dispatch Part 2: Rediscovering My Home

by Tiffany Quay Tyson For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been traveling across Mississippi and into Tennessee on a regional book tour for my first novel, Three Rivers. I’ve … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

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By Tiffany Quay Tyson It’s August and I’m traveling through the state of Mississippi, driving from one bookstore to the next for reading events for my first novel. I was born … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Tribute to Our Pañuelo Girl

by Tiffany Quay Tyson I first met Christy Bailey at a weekend-long Lighthouse workshop in Fairplay, Colorado. We were two of a dozen or so writers working on book-length manuscripts. … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

Resolution Write: Learning from the Poets

by Tiffany Quay Tyson Last summer at the Grand Lake retreat, I took William Haywood Henderson’s “Poetry of Character” class. He talked about how poetic language lends depth and beauty … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

Lit Matters: My Life as a Literary Impostor

by Tiffany Quay Tyson One day in first grade I showed up to school wearing a dress my mother had made. It was an ensemble, really, with appliqués and rickrack … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 8 Comments

Lit Matters: Restless Songs, Lost Highways, and Lonesome Yearning

by Benjamin Whitmer

Like every other reader, probably, I tie my love for reading to my childhood. Mine was spent on back-to-the-land communes with my mother, where we raised crops, butchered our own meat, and logged firewood. It was a tough living – you ain’t experienced winter until you’ve spent one in upstate New York using an outhouse – but it was one that gave wide berth to the imagination. I was allowed more freedom to explore than most anybody I know, and we always had books around. Once I got started reading, it was two books a week, a trend that I never lost. It seems like I spent a good half of my childhood walking in the woods, talking back to a book.

November 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Lit Matters: Why Stories Matter To Me

Lighthouse instructor Andrea Bobotis talks about the power of stories.

November 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Rebecca Makkai Talks Ghost Stories, Old Houses, Mad Men and More

Rebecca Makkai, the popular author of The Hundred-Year House and The Borrower, answers a few questions in advance of her visit to Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado.

October 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Literary Harvest

by Tiffany Quay Tyson This is the time of year when I work furiously to prepare, cook, and eat the summer vegetables from my garden. It’s been a particularly bountiful season for … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

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